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Old 07-05-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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I thought I would create an thread for Noah Rubin. Noah is eighteen yr old & is one of the current rising stars player coming out of USA, He was Born February 21 1996, he started playing tennis at the age 1 & is currently ranked 503 in Juniors, but been as high as 6 in the Junior Rankings








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Name: Noah Rubin
Born: February 21, 1996 (18 years old)
Birth Place: USA (New York)
Right handed: (Double Handed Backhand)
Train: John McEnroe Tennis Academy
Coach: Eric Rubin & Lawrence Kleger
Favourite Players: David Ferrer, Lleyton Hewitt & Andy Roddick
Age Started Tennis: 1
Favorite Surface: Hard court & Indoor Hardcourt
Career High ATP Ranking: 539
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: 6

Titles Won & Achievements

2007 12&U USTA National Selection Tournament
2009 14&U USTA National Open
2009 14&U USTA National Open
2010 16&U The Labor Day Championships
2011 16&U USTA International Spring Championships
2011 18&U USTA National Selection Tournament
2012 18&U Coffee Bowl (Copa del Cafe) G1
2012 18&U Pan American ITF Championships GB1
2014 18&U The Wimbledon Junior Championships GA
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Into the junior Wimbledon finals, his first junior slam final hoping he can win. Plays Stefan Kozlov in the finals

SF: Noah RUBIN (USA) (Q) d. Taylor Harry FRITZ (USA) 6-4 6-2
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Players are warming up.

ESPN stream: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/1866283/



Just want to point out that Noah is planning to play college tennis for one year. Coming down to Wake Forest or UVA, leaning towards WF.
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Players are warming up.

ESPN stream: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/1866283/



Just want to point out that Noah is planning to play college tennis for one year. Coming down to Wake Forest or UVA, leaning towards WF.
Thank Saplee for the stream and I just read something on twitter about him going too college as well for an yr
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Noah Rubin (USA) d. Stefan Kozlov (USA) [6] 6-4 4-6 6-3






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If he is dead set on playing a year of college tennis IMO he should pick Virginia. More proven coaching and better players to practice against on a daily basis.
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If he is dead set on playing a year of college tennis IMO he should pick Virginia. More proven coaching and better players to practice against on a daily basis.
I think his parents want him to go to a private school (given their background/political affiliations). If he goes to UVA, will he be in line-up given the depth. That is a factor as well. He will probably be the No.1 singles player if he goes to WF and likely get a wildcard into the Winston-Salem Open.
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I think his parents want him to go to a private school (given their background/political affiliations). If he goes to UVA, will he be in line-up given the depth. That is a factor as well. He will probably be the No.1 singles player if he goes to WF and likely get a wildcard into the Winston-Salem Open.
I don't see a single player on UVA's roster of returning players who is even arguably as good as him. Should be one singles from day one at either school.
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I don't see a single player on UVA's roster of returning players who is even arguably as good as him. Should be one singles from day one at either school.
Has Coach Boland ever started a Freshman at No.1?
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Has Coach Boland ever started a Freshman at No.1?
My guess would be no. Not sure how the order is determined with regards to challenge matches vs. results but it will be interesting.
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Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre won the Wimbledon boys singles title Sunday, the first marquee victory of his career, when he defeated fellow American and longtime friend Stefan Kozlov, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
Rubin, 18, was unseeded and had to earn his way into the tournament through qualification. It took him eight matches to claim the championship, but he said that from the outset he believed he could win.
"Nothing said I couldn't be here," said Rubin, who embraced his tearful father, Eric, after the victory. "I believe in my competitiveness, my mental capability and my speed. I don't see why not . . . But I wasn't thinking about this at all. First-round qualies, playing a big server that day, I was thinking I could lose the first round of qualifying. It was just point by point, match by match. Eight matches later, this is where I am."
This was the first all American final at Wimbledon since 1977 (Van Winnitsky defeated Eliot Teltscher), and there were three Americans in the final three. Rubin defeated another American, Harry Taylor Fritz, in the semifinals. Rubin trains at the John McEnroe Academy at Sportime on Randalls Island, where he is coached by Lawrence Kleger. The last American boys winner was Donald Young in 2007.
"We couldn't be happier for Noah, and we are incredibly proud of him," said Patrick McEnroe, the United States Tennis Association's general manager for player development. "To have an all American boys final and three of the four semifinalists be American, as well, is a testament to the dedication and hard work put in by themselves, their coaches and their families."
This was only the second junior event that Rubin had played this year. He has played mostly on the challenger and futures circuits and was ranked No. 539 in the world.
The match was played on Wimbledon's expansive No. 1 court before a large and enthusiastic crowd that seemed to side with Rubin. "I didn't expect the court to be that packed," Rubin said. "I actually thought nobody was going to come out to the match, but that was not the case. They were very enthusiastic to be out there. Kind of got the crowd to be into it a little bit. Just the atmosphere was unbelievable . . . It was almost surreal, but hopefully, [the impact of the victory] will kick in in the next couple of days."
It was an even-handed match with Rubin, at 5-9 and a bit more than 150 pounds not the most physically imposing of players. Kozlov, 16, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, is a bit bigger, but his physical style couldn't overcome Rubin. Rubin's forehand was solid, his serve effective, his speed crucial and his competitive drive a determining factor.
"I didn't expect much coming into these tournaments," Rubin said. "I just wanted to get out there and enjoy myself. It's one of my final junior tournaments, so it's nice to have this under my belt. I'll always remember this time."
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Any unseeded qualifier capturing a Wimbledon title is bound to be cast in the role of underdog, but 18-year-old Noah Rubin's 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win Sunday afternoon over fellow American Stefan Kozlov could hardly be called an upset.

Once No. 6 in the ITF junior world rankings, Rubin devoted most of 2014 to ITF Men's Circuit events, but with his ATP ranking currently 539, the New Yorker was able to get into qualifying of the French and Wimbledon junior championships in his final year of eligibility. Although he was careful to say he knew there was a chance he'd lose in qualifying, he was not buying the Cinderella story.

"Nothing said I couldn't be here," said Rubin, who had lost in the first round in his previous two Wimbledon junior championships. "I believe in my competitiveness, my mental capability, and speed. I don't see why not."

Kozlov was the one with the experience in a junior slam final, having played on Rod Laver in the boys championship match at the Australian Open in January, but even he was awed by the atmosphere on Court 1, which was approximately two-thirds full with thousands of ticket-buying fans applauding every winner.

"When I played on Rod Laver it was really quiet," Kozlov said of his experience in Melbourne. "I don't know why, I don't think anyone was into the match, I mean it was 3 and love. It was not even half way filled. Today was an unbelievable atmosphere, one of the best I've ever played."

Rubin agreed.

"I didn't expect it to be that packed," admitted Rubin, who said he wasn't distracted by the cheering crowds watching the men's final on the big screen on the famous hill just outside. "I actually thought nobody was going to come out to the match, but that was not the case. They were all very enthusiastic to be out there. I kind of got the crowd into it a little bit. Just the atmosphere was unbelievable."

Fans didn't side with either player, but after Rubin won the first set, breaking Kozlov for the second time in the set in the fifth game and holding the rest of the way, they were actively supporting Kozlov's push to take the second set. Rubin went up a break 3-2 in the second set on a dazzling backhand cross court pass, but Kozlov broke right back, taking advantage of two unforced errors by Rubin.

With Rubin serving at 4-5 in the second set, he played one of his worst games of the match, with Kozlov just required to stay in the point long enough for Rubin to make an error. After maintaining laser-like focus in his quarterfinal and semifinal matches against the big serving Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands and Taylor Fritz of the US, Rubin wasn't as sharp against Kozlov, who averaged 102 mph on his first serve.

But Rubin's maturity showed in the final set, especially when he failed to convert two break points with Kozlov serving at 3-3, 15-40. Rubin made two errors on those break points, but when he got a third, he yelled "let's go, right here, come on," urging the crowd to get behind him. When Kozlov sent a forehand long on the next point, Rubin got his wish, and Kozlov sensed his opportunity was gone.

"I kind of choked at 3-all in the third," said Kozlov. "I gave away a service game which I should have won, and that was it. After that, the match was over. Down 15-40, I played two good points, and got a little bit relieved, and then I shanked a forehand, when I should have hit a winner. Then, on the next point, I played carelessly."

Two hours into the match, Rubin held for 5-3 and was bouncing up and down on the baseline as Kozlov served to stay in the match. He missed a drop shot to start the game, won the second point with a good first serve, but Rubin snuck in for a rare forehand volley winner to make it 15-30. A long rally on the next point ended with a forehand winner by Rubin, giving him two match points. He missed a forehand long on the first one, but Kozlov gave him the second one, netting a routine backhand. Rubin didn't celebrate wildly, but he did go over to hug his father Eric in the stands before the trophy presentation.

The champion's lap with the trophy is a Wimbledon tradition, but Rubin wasn't quite sure what to do.

"We were both a little confused about that," Rubin said. "I didn't know if that was a tradition or not. I didn't want to break any traditions here, so I just followed their rules."

But Rubin invited Kozlov, a friend and occasional roommate, to join him.

"They told me to go. I was like, Stefan let's go, let's do it together," Rubin said. "I thought it was interesting, but it was good."


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Kozlov then gave Rubin the American flag Kozlov's father had put in his bag before the match, and they joined in displaying it and posing for photographs with it.

"Stefan brought the flag. He said, 'I have a flag, I have a flag.'", Rubin said. "I was like, dig it out. It's been a long time since an all-American final, so might as well support."

Rubin is the first American to win the Wimbledon boys singles title since Donald Young in 2007. He believes the young US boys, seven of whom reached the round of 16 and three the semifinals, could give the country hope for a new set of stars.

"At the end when we were holding the American flag, I was like, this is pretty special," said Rubin. Hopefully we'll keep rising together and none of us will fall off, and we'll, as a group, get to the top and show the results American wants."

Rubin said his title at Wimbledon does not change his plan to attend college for a one year, at either Wake Forest or Virginia, with that decision to be made in the next few weeks. He will play the Godfrey Illinois Futures, then Kalamazoo, with a week off to rest and recover from his eight wins in the past ten days.
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